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   Course Title    Environmental Problems in the Countryside of Azerbaijan and Ecomonitoring
Lecturer    Nazif Sattarov
Institution    Azerbaidjan National Aerospace Agency
Country    Azerbaidjan

Aim of the course

Acquainting students with the basic environmental problems in the countryside of Azerbaijan and mastering the basic methods of Ecomonitoring implementation when solving the ecological problems of the countryside.

Course concept

Conceptual basis of the course are the principles of complex and comparative approach.

Course content

Theme 1:

Geography and Climate of Azerbaijan regions. Country side. Man and nature interrelationship. Anthropogenic agent. Pollution (contamination).

Theme 2:

Basics of common ecology. Environment. Biosphere. Cycle of agents. Ecosystems. Ecology laws. Methods of studying ecosystems. Ecocomponents. Balance of Ecocomponents.

Theme 3:

The basic concepts of system approach. Environmental Structure. Multicomponent and multivariant eco-studies.

Theme 4:

Biological productivity the main function of biosphere.

Theme 5-6:

Ecological problems in Azerbaijan countryside. Anthropogenic changes of natural complexes. Caspian sea rise and coastal zone flooding. Ecological and economical stress in country side. Problems in exploitation of water resources. Ecological condition of the River Kura. Methodical bases of pollution studying the underground waters by oil products.

Theme 7:

Reduction of negative anthropogenic environmental impact. The model of sustainable development of Azerbaijan regions.

Theme 8:

Legislation of Environmental protection. Normative legal acts. Cadastres of nature resources.

Theme 9:

Ecological Monitoring. Structure of Ecomonitoring System. Subsystem of data collection. Subsystem of modeling and prognosis. Remote ecomonitoring.

Theme 10:

The Common system of evaluation of an Ecosituation.

Theme 11:


Theme 12:

Ecological and economical evaluation

Theme 13:


Theme 14:

The strategy of the Joint Development of Nature and Society



A. Mandatory

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  3. Brinchuk, M. M. Ecological Law. Moscow: Jurist, 1998.
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  7. Jennings, D. and S. Watson. Decision-Making: An Integrated Approach, 2nd ed. London: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  8. Law of Azerbaijan Republic about Ecological Security. No. 677-1 ??, Baku, 8 June 1999.
  9. Region-Keeping and Protection of the Environment in Azerbaijan. Proceedings of the Regional Conference, Baku, 1999.
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  11. Reymers, N. F. Ecology, Theory, Regulations, Laws, Principles and Hypothesis. Moscow: Russia, 1994.
  12. Trubetskoi, K.N et al. The Strategy of the Joint Development of Nature and Society. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences ?.11. 1998 c. 995-998


B. Recommended

  1. Bereznin, V. G. Chromatographical Environmental Analysis. "Chemistry" publications, 1989.
  2. Budyko M. N. Geographical Aspect of the Environmental Protection. "Geography" publications, 1986.
  3. Giazovskaya M. A. Environmental Self-Purification. Nature ?5. 1979, pp. 71-79.
  4. Halugin E. N. et al. Digital Maps. "Nedra" publications, 1992.
  5. Morozov V. V. Classification of Technical Water-Protection Measures. Water resources, ?4 1987, pp. 74-82.
  6. Packets of Standards ISO-14000 and ISO-9000.
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